Troubled schoolboy’s life becomes even more challenging after he accidentally acquires dark magical powers, in teacher’s exciting Young Adult fiction debut.
“If you could have your very own wish, what would it be?”
When fifteen year old Jamie Lomax moves from London to the countryside, he is plagued by the usual anxieties of fitting in, making new friends, and talking to girls. After he inadvertently offends Spencer, the school bully — who threatens to make Jamie’s life a misery — things get even worse. When Jamie finds himself stuck at home one weekend, sheltering from his new tormentor and the rain, he come across a mysterious glass orb which seems effervescent with life. He soon discovers that the artefact has magical powers; powers only he can activate. Jamie learns from his enigmatic grandmother that whoever has the ability to unlock the orb’s magic must use their powers to help five other people. In return, they will be granted a single wish.Though drawn by such temptation, Jamie discovers that the price of failure is high: he risks losing his soul forever.
Before Jamie has a chance to even consider whom he might help, he accidentally activates the orb and finds himself face-to-face with a sinister figure, known only as The Warrior. He is the orb’s original owner and the malevolent force behind its power, who will come to claim Jamie’s soul should he fail to complete his quest within one month. Will Jamie be able to complete five good deeds before his time runs out? How will he know who really needs his help? And, if he does succeed, what will be his only wish?
About the Author: D. S. Affleck was born in 1972 in Southend-On-Sea. The son of a clergyman, he moved to Dorset where his parents ran the Pilsdon community. Instead of becoming a man of the cloth, Affleck chose another vocation after his experiences of school both at Woodroffe in Lyme Regis and at Charterhouse. Today, Affleck teaches at a prep school in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, near where he lives with his wife and children. A sequel to The Wish is already in the works. The Wish by D. S Affleck (published by New Generation, RRP, £7.99 paperback, £4.99 ebook) is available online at retailers including Amazon.co.uk and can be ordered from all good bookstores.